Aug 14, 2011

Aug 14, 2011

This Weekend’s Collection: Parish Reserve Fund.

Next weekend’s Collection : Fermoy Pioneers Association.

Priest on Duty for this week: Fr. Eugene Baker.

Devotions at Carrig an Aifrinn will be held this Sun at 4pm.

Monday 15th Aug is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are at the usual Sunday times. Please note that there will not be Mass at Queen of Peace Church this Sunday evening. Instead, Vigil Mass of the Feast Day will be at St. Patrick’s Church at 7.30pm.

To commemorate the feast of St. Bernard on Sat. 20th Aug., there will be prayers said along with a talk on the history of the well at St. Bernard’s Well, Barnane, Fermoy on next Sat evening after the vigil Mass approx 8.15pm. Everyone is welcome.

There is just one hour of Adoration left to cover and that is 3am-4am Monday mornings. We were delighted to have parishioners volunteer to cover the other two hours. It would be a ‘hat trick’ if we could get this third hour covered. Please let us know if you can do it even for a temporary period.

Fermoy Comhaltas Seisiún continues each Monday at the Adair
Hall Fermoy at 8.15pm, and will run until Aug 22nd. Music, song and dance will be performed by members and teachers of Fermoy Comhaltas, with local special guests also performing songs and story telling. There will be special concessions for O.A.P’s and groups attending.

Feasts of the Week:
Mon. 15th “The Assumption of Mary honours the fullness of blessedness that was her destiny, the glorification of her immaculate soul and virginal body that completely conformed her to the risen Christ. This is a celebration that offers to the Church and to all humanity an exemplar and a consoling message, teaching us the fulfilment of our highest hopes. Their own future glorification is happily in store for all those whom Christ has made His own brothers and sisters by taking on their flesh and blood.” (Marialis Cultus).
Sat. 20th St. Bernard was born near Dijon, France in 1090.He entered the Cisterian Order at the age of 22 and became Abbot of Clairvaux in 1115. Despite his longing for the solitary contemplative life, he travelled a great deal in France, Germany and Italy, trying to reconcile the divisions of the Church of the time. His writings reveal a solid grasp of biblical studies, spiritual theology and philosophy.

Grange GAA :
Grange GAA will host a Fun Day at their venue on this Sun. 14th Aug. from 2pm – 6pm. Entry is free with novelty Pony Trap rides and many other events for all the family. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Maranatha Prayer Group:
After a very successful gathering to form a local branch of Maranatha last Tuesday evening, it was decided to continue the Prayer Group fortnightly the next gathering planned for Monday 22nd Aug. at 8pm in the Resource Centre, McCurtain St., Fermoy. All are welcome.

Reflection on Today’s Gospel.
Once upon a time, a Christian dreamed she saw three other women in prayer. When they knelt, the master drew near to them. To the first, he spoke gently with tenderness and grace. To the second he only placed his hand upon her head and gave her a look of approval. He passed the third woman almost abruptly, without stopping for a word with her or to glance at her.
Upon waking, the dreamer thought how gently God must love the first and second women in comparison to the third. Suddenly the Lord spoke: “How wrongly you have interpreted me! The first needed the full measure of my tenderness, or else she would stray. The second has stronger faith and deeper love. I can count on her. Yet the third woman, whom I seemed not to notice, has faith and love of the purest quality. I am training her for the highest and holiest service. She trusts me when common sense, reason and the heart would rebel.”
Pray that in spite of all, Jesus would say of us: “You have great faith.”

John O’ Callaghan, Los Angeles and late of Fitzgerald Place, Clondulane, who died peacefully in Los Angeles on Aug. 9th. John is the brother of Anne Barry, Duntaheen Rd., and Brendan O’ Callaghan, Pike Rd. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church and Funeral Mass will take place on next Wed. 17th Aug. in St. Patrick’s Church at 2pm. Burial afterwards in Kilcrumper Old Cemetery.
David Bane, London and late of Wolfe Tone Park. David is the brother-in-law of Agnes Bane, St. Colman’s Park.

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